Old-fashioned Cleaning Tricks that Still Work

Inheritance comes in all shapes and sizes: large sums of money, treasured heirlooms, secret family recipes like Granny’s shortbread or Uncle Bill’s BBQ rib glaze. Once in a while, an indispensable pearl of wisdom trickles down too, such as strange and wonderful ways to clean your home. Here’s a list of some old-fashioned cleaning tips […]

February 14th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health, Laundry, Maintenance|

The Happiness Project can Transform your Mind, Body and Home

Cleaning your home has so many more benefits than just clean floors and shiny mirrors. In fact, cleaning has many psychological benefits as well. And, it’s these psychological benefits that really stand out in Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project. Gretchen’s focus in the book is much more extensive, taking a full year, month by […]

February 7th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Spoilers: Why you shouldn’t Store some Items in your Garage

There are several reasons why your garage is less than ideal to store items in. Here’s why.

Temperature: Unless your garage is temperature regulated, hot and cold temperatures in most parts of Canada are too extreme for many items to be stored in. For example, items such as paint should be stored in a cool area […]

September 28th, 2016|Maintenance|

Curb Appeal Checklist: How does your House Rate?

Spring is the perfect time to check your homes curb appeal and make improvements where necessary. Here’s a checklist to help you get started.

Roof: Inspect your roof for leaks and replace it if necessary.  If you are unable to replace the entire roof, have a roofer patch spots that are beginning to wear.

Bricks: Inspect the bricks of […]

April 15th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Spring|

Five Surprising Solutions that will Make your Life Easier

Remove rust from your stove element

Use a damp, microfibre cloth to clean off as much baked on food as possible. Rinse the element with warm water. Mix three parts baking soda and one part water or white vinegar, to make a paste. Apply the paste to the rust spot and let it sit for 20 […]

January 20th, 2016|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Pets|

What’s that Sound?

Stop and take a moment to listen. What sounds do you hear in your home? While the quiet ticking of your living room clock is one thing, you may notice that other items in your home are making a racket. The cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest trying these tips, to help you minimize the […]

January 6th, 2016|Maintenance|

The Eerie Creaks, Cracks and Glows of your Home

1. The creaky stairs

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and heard your staircase creaking while everyone was asleep?  If so, not to worry – this is not the result of a friendly ghost in your home, in fact, it’s actually quite common in most homes, and is simply caused by […]

November 18th, 2015|Maintenance|

Do the Washer and Dryer need a Clean too?

Absolutely, says the residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID. Here’s how to do it:


While most people assume that their washer cleans itself every time they do a load of laundry, this is actually not the case. Your washing machine needs a good clean a few times a year as well.

Set your washer to the longest […]

November 11th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|

How to keep your Leather Couch Clean

A leather couch is often an expensive investment, so it’s important to take good care of it.  The residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID recommend the following tips to help keep your leather couch clean and in pristine condition.

Deep cleaning:

Vacuum the surface of your leather couch with a soft brush attachment, making sure to remove […]

November 6th, 2015|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance|

Draft-proof your Home

As winter gets closer, it’s important to draft-proof your home to keep the warm air inside and the cold air out. The professional residential cleaning experts at MOLLY MAID suggest trying these helpful tips to get your home ready for the cold months ahead.

Hold a lit candle in front of your window to test for […]

October 16th, 2015|Fall, Maintenance|